Read.....

.... two weeks ago I sat on the couch as the Sun was low in the west and watched the silhouette of a spider climbing up and down his transparent web in front of the living room window......

.... the next morning I made a point out of trying to search for him... but to no avail...... the azaleas offered up nothing but a few wolf spiders and three or four "Bug Assassin".... but no Big Spider.......

.... it's been two weeks since I first saw him, and I saw him again tonight......... but this time?...... instead of waiting until morning, I just traipsed right out and watched it as it made its way up and down the 16 feet from the eaves to the azaleas and back again....... back and forth, back and forth.... and him with a body the size of a nickel......... it really was amazing....

...... I stood out there and admired his beauty for the better part of ten minutes before I wandered back in for dinner......

...... how perfectly designed for a kill he was..... how had nature shaped him so wonderfully to be able to do the almost magical things that he could do?.... he slept, he awoke, he fed, he bred, and the did it all over and over again....... he was splendid...... replete....... beautiful......

....... I must have written about spiders a hundred times here on this stupid fucking blog...... and in each instance I have either used them as a metaphor to prove some point, or I have admired them outright as just what they are....... beautiful predators who surround me constantly.........

...... and I suppose that my last sentence is what has bothered me most over the past two days.......because unconsciously or subconsciously........ everyone in Tennessee has been aware of a group of human spiders that have lived amongst us........ and we are all quite heartbroken, shocked, and horrified....... and absolutely fucking pissed....

.... for horrible, horrible crimes have been done in the biggest "small town" in the world, boys and girls........ and two days ago the first of many was convicted...... good god, this is Knoxville, Tennessee that we are talking about!.......

...... I am beyond words right now....... I truly am.......... and I now know that there are real spiders that live among us...... and they walk on two legs........ and they are monsters...... evil fucking monsters......

...... since the story broke - and for well before - I have carried my firearm everywhere that I have went.......

..... it is all just so very, very sad right now........ and it makes me so angry........ so fucking angry that it is driving me insane.......

by Eric on August 27, 2009 | Bullshit (6) | TrackBack (0) | Thinking
Bullshit So Far

Thanks for this E...it is a healthy reminder for everyone...if you don't have a sidearm and permit...get it...get it now before you need it and don't have it.

Its kinda like wearing your seatbelt...its never too late to put it on...unless you're dead...or in the process thereof.

Bullshitted by The Friendly Neighborhood Piper on August 28, 2009 12:05 AM

Indeed a horribly shocking crime.
To think of such things happening near us offends our sense of balance and we're thrown off stride and left wondering if there is any justice in the universe.
Sometimes I think a return to quicker, equally violent retribution might slow these predators down a bit. Perhaps hanging by their heels on the town square and slowly being flayed then lowered over a fire ant hill might send a needed message.

Bullshitted by kdzu on August 28, 2009 06:19 AM

Somehow life in prison without parole seems a paltry punishment for such heinous murders. Three squares a day, TV, workouts... no.

Bullshitted by Pam on August 28, 2009 08:53 AM

I read about this yesterday, and was sickened...

Bullshitted by AWTM on August 28, 2009 09:12 AM

Revolting.

If, upon conviction, these animals are not put down with Extreme Prejudice, then there is something wrong with our society. We should not suffer predators like this to walk among us. Ever.

This type of case is why I support the death penalty. We may need to enact a few necessary laws to curb prosecutorial overzealousness, but I'd be happy to see sociopathic criminals like these drawn and quartered the old-fashioned way on live TV. Fuck painless lethal injection.

Bullshitted by Elisson on August 28, 2009 02:37 PM

I think they should be shot on the steps of the courthouse as soon as they're found guilty. Hangin's too good for 'em. Shoot 'em and then hose off the steps.

Quick. Just like that.

I don't know what is happening to humanity, to our country. We have a most heinous crime that is currently going to trial here in Palm Beach County. It's made national news as well... Dunbar Village in West Palm Beach. We are just... aghast. And sickened. We can't believe that humans would do the things that were done to other humans.

In my mind, the DNA evidence was there. Just shoot them now.

Bullshitted by Bou on August 28, 2009 07:39 PM